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Archive for June, 2019

HL: Anti-Semitism

thursday 20th june, 5.30-7.59pm, on bbc parliament tv

house of lords 20/6/2019: anti-semitism

“That this House takes note of the incidence of anti-Semitism worldwide”

speeches by lord
or baroness …
Berridge (C)
Harris (Lab)
Ludford (LD)
Pickles (C)
Bishop of Chester
Leigh (C)
Parekh (Lab)
Alton (XB)
Finkelstein (C)
Dykes (XB)
Warsi (C)
Campbell-Savours (Lab)
Harries (XB)
Polak (C)
Mitchell (XB)
Sheikh (C)
Tonge
Sacks (XB)
Altmann (Lab)
Singh (XB)
Shinkwin (C)
Gold (C)
Palmer (LD)
Collins (Lab)
Ahmad (C)

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2019-06-20/debates/D9310F3B-861B-4070-8F29-0750104A5149/Anti-Semitism#contribution-1C179AA3-42DA-4F9D-9CC4-3C3B1226C1FF)

(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00064zq/house-of-lords-antisemitism)

6ocn: Williamson re-suspended

this evening (friday 28th), 6.18-6.20pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news includes …

Chris Williamson has again been suspended as a Labour MP, pending a decision by the party’s National Executive Committee.”

including report from … 

• bbc reporter chris mason

(more…)

HC: Jewish Arab refugees

last sunday morning (23rd june), 9.32-10.32am, on bbc parliament tv

westminster hall debates 19/6/2019 includes …

Jewish Refugees from the Middle East and North Africa

speeches by …
Theresa Villiers (C)
Louise Ellman (Lab)
Robert Halfon (C)
Ivan Lewis (Ind)
Matthew Offord (C)
Jim Shannon (DUP)
John Howell (C)
Andrew Percy (C)
Peter Grant (SNP)
Fabian Hamilton (Lab)
Andrew Murrison (C)
interventions by …
Stephen Crabb (C)
Robert Halfon (C)
Zac Goldsmith (C)
Alex Sobel (Lab)

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-06-19/debates/F75D29CB-C4C8-447D-A028-1FA05CD3594D/JewishRefugeesFromTheMiddleEastAndNorthAfrica)

(if you missed it, available from 3:42:21 to 4:42:30 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006cbf/westminster-hall-19062019)

W@1: 67 to remove Williamson

this afternoon (friday 28th), 1.22-1.26pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by mark mardell) includes …

This is a letter I’ve been handed by 67 Labour MPs and a handful of Labour peers as well, requesting a mechanism to be used next week, when the parliamentary Labour Party gets together, to try and take into their own hands the power to remove the whip from Chris Williamson … and they want that period of removal to last up to a year.”

including report from … 

• bbc reporter chris mason

(more…)

MN/Today: 120 shun Williamson

this morning (friday 28th), 12.01-12.04am, and 6.03-6.04am, on bbc radio 4 

midnight news and today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) include …

“There’s growing anger within Labour over the decision to re-admit Chris Williamson, the MP who said the party had given too much ground over accusations of anti-semitism. More than 120 Labour parliamentarians have now signed a statement demanding the ruling is overturned.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter jessica parker

tom watson mp

jeremy corbyn mp

chris williamson mp

jess phillips mp

(more…)

QT: Williamson let off

yesterday evening (thursday 27th), 11.29-11.38pm, on bbc 1 tv 

question time (chaired by fiona bruce) includes…

Is Labour right to readmit Chris Williamson to the party?”

including panellists  …

• comedian ayesha hazarika

caroline flint mp

• journalist tom newton dunn

richard walker, managing director of iceland

liz truss mp

(more…)

PM/6ocn: 116 shun Williamson

this evening (thursday 27th), 5.01-5.02pm, 5.19-5.24pm, and 6.01-6.04pm, on bbc radio 4 

pm (presented by evan davis) and six o’clock news lead with …

“The readmission of Labour MP Chris Williamson into the party is causing a big storm. 90 Labour MPs  and peers have signed a statement demanding Jeremy Corbyn withdraw the whip from Chris Williamson.”

Over 100 Labour MPs & peers demand overturn of Williamson party re-admission”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter nick eardley

tom watson mp

tosh mcdonald of aslef

• bbc reporter norman smith

jeremy corbyn mp

chris williamson mp

(more…)

Today: Williamson let off

this morning (thursday 27th), 6.35-6.36am, and 7.53-7.58am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb) includes …

“It should be a wonderful time to be a Labour MP, but of course it isn’t, in part that’s because the party’s split over Europe, but there is among many Labour MPs a real horror too, of what they see as the mishandling of accusations that the party’s institutionally racist. The decision yesterday to re-admit the MP Chris Williamson who was suspended from the party for a pattern of behaviour culminating in a recording of him saying that the party had been too apologetic about anti-semitism, has caused pretty widespread upset.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter norman smith

lord falconer 

(more…)

6ocn/Twt/Newsnight: Williamson let off

this evening (wednesday 26th), 6.09-6.10pm, 10.02-10.03pm, and 10.28-10.32pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news and the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) include …

“The MP for Derby North, Chris Williamson, has been allowed back into the Labour Party after an investigation into comments he made about the Party’s handling of anti-semitism allegations.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter nick eardley

• bbc reporter chris mason

ruth smeeth mp

(more…)

P4t: Birk 26/6/2019

this morning (wednesday 26th), 9.20-9.23am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi rebecca birk

“Even if we lose a little of what we had before, moving forward is vital.”

(more…)

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